H Potter brand metal garden planter plant container at front door entryway with fern flowers outdoors

Improve Your Curb Appeal With These 8 Tips

The interior of your home requires several elements in order for you to feel the most at home, from furniture to aesthetically-pleasing decorations. However, no homeowner should allow their home’s interior to overshadow its exterior or its needs!

That is what we are aiming to tackle here: vastly improve your house’s exterior look. It’s common to put off maintaining and updating your house’s facade, but we are here to inspire you to get up, get out, and finally get to it! So, without much further ado, let’s take a look at eight excellent and tried-and-true ways of improving your house’s curb appeal.

1.  Paint Your Door a Popping Color
Adding a splash of color to your front door can perfectly–and easily– breathe new life and vibrance to your home’s facade. You can add any color that doesn’t awkwardly clash with the rest of your home’s paint color.

Have a white-painted home? Your options are nearly endless, but some examples that you could use on your door are canary yellow, crimson red, or robin’s egg blue. By simply adding a fresh and more colorful paint job to your front door, you can add an enamoring level of color to your home without breaking the bank or requiring too much work.

2.  Mount a Wall Trellis (Bonus Points for Climbing Flowers!)
Whether it be next to your front door, under a window, or elsewhere, an empty wall space could greatly benefit from a wall trellis.  Decorative wall trellises bring subtle yet gorgeous motifs to any bland, ol’ wall. These decorative elements come in a wide range of unique designs, undoubtedly matching your desired look.

There are also two ways for you to mount and display wall trellises: hang them as-is or add climbing vines or other plants to them. However, adding a climbing plant is highly recommended. This is because it adds calming greenery to your house’s outdoor space and even pops of color, like from climbing roses! The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to wall trellises. Let your heart be your guide here!

(But, we also have some excellent trellis ideas if you need some inspiration.)

3.  Use Classic and Quaint Window Boxes
There is really nothing that enlivens your home– whether it be outside or inside– quite like plants and flowers. Why not opt to place some classic  window boxes beneath your windows? They add an incomparable accent of subtle elegance to your house’s facade without requiring much work or attention.

4.  Add Depth with Tall and Short Planters
By adding both  tall and short planters, you’ll effectively improve your home’s outdoor aesthetic. These decorative elements are beautiful all on their own but they also so perfectly encapsulate flowers and plants of all kinds.

However, we recommend the use of multiple planters because this synergistic duo will provide your front porch, entryway or patio with a unique and unequivocal depth and style.

5.  Deck-orate Your Deck Rails
If you have deck rails on your front porch or patio, then you should consider decorating them! By wrapping quaint elements around it, such as Christmas lights or real (or fake) garland, you’ll be adding a decorative element that is just enough to tie your home’s outdoor look together. Easy, peasy, perfectly eye-pleasing.

6. Sorry, but You Need to Clean Those Gutters
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the most dreaded outdoor chores in this house exterior improvement list: the gutters. Make sure that they are clean because, believe it or not, your neighbors and passersby can more often than not see when they’re full and dirty! And, no, that is certainly not good for obtaining that desirable curb appeal. So, if you haven’t cleaned them in a while, it’s about time that you did!

7.  Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers
Add flowers wherever you can! If you have the space to do so, we highly recommend you plant a garden in your front yard! Even if it is small and only has three tiny herb plants, it will still provide an unparalleled calming and serene flair. You could even add a stunning garden trellis to really further your garden’s beauty!

If you don’t have the space for a garden, no problem. As mentioned earlier, you could place beautiful flowers and plants in planters on your front porch/patio. Or, if that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, you could hang small planters from the eaves for ideal space-saving yet adorable aesthetics.

8.  Add Quaint yet Matching Shutters
When you envision “the ideal house,” you are more than likely to include colorful shutters in that vision. Why not make that a reality for your house? Install some colorful shutters around your windows. They give a more classic yet eye-catching look to your home that not much else can replicate. Plus, they even provide you with a practical safety element to use during those especially destructive storms! A win-win, if we do say so ourselves.

Are you ready to take your home’s look and style to the next level? Then trust in us here at H Potter to supply you with the necessary tools to do the job done right. We have various stunning and high-quality decorative elements, from wall trellises to patio torches. No matter what you’re looking for to bring out the best in your home, we have what you’re looking for.

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